Classes at CWMAC
Yoga is a great way to stay healthy in body and mind. Yoga is a form of movement therapy that includes breathing control, basic meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. It is widely practiced for health and relaxation. The benefits of yoga range from increased strength and flexibility to improved sleep and cardiovascular health. Small classes of no more than 8-12 people allow our instructors to provide a highly engaging experience.
Register here for our Acuball Class (age 16 and up). This is great for tight muscles and tender points in the body.
Class begins on Friday, September 22 at 3:30pm-4:20pm and runs Fridays for 10 weeks.
Register here for our Chair Yoga Class where you sit in a chair instead of using a mat (age 16 and up). This class is well suited to individuals with reduced mobility, flexibility or balance. It is a great beginner class for yoga as well!
Class begins on Friday, September 22 at 4:30pm-5:20pm and runs Fridays for 10 weeks.
Register here for our Prenatal Yoga Class where you can reduce your stress and increase your flexibility during pregnancy.
Class begins on Tuesday, October 10 at 5:30pm-6:30pm and runs each Tuesday for 10 weeks (no class is scheduled on Halloween).
Register for our Mom and Baby Yoga Class where you and you infant can be together during the class: TBA
Movement therapy refers to a broad range of Eastern and Western movement approaches used to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. At CWMAC, Tai Chi classes are a natural choice for a movement class because it is low impact and designed for beginners. Although, Tai Chi was originally practiced as a martial art, it is often practiced for health benefits that can be enjoyed at all ages (including seniors). The physical benefits of movement therapy include greater range of movement in joints, improved balance, flexibility, and strength. You can also achieve better muscle tone and coordination, joint health, cardiovascular conditioning, stimulation of circulation, and improved respiratory health. Many people also experience relief of painful rheumatic, neurological and spinal conditions. Any one can register for classes and there is no referral from a healthcare provider required.
Register for the general class (age 16 and up):
Class begins on Thursday, October 12 at 7:15pm-8:30pm and runs each Thursday for 8 weeks.
The movement therapy classes take a systematic and biomechanically based approach to the exploration and practice of healthy movement. By moving all the joints of the body through their full range of motion on a regular basis you will experience a greater ease of motion, reduce pain and stiffness, and improve your functional performance. The routines we will be practicing are easy to learn, low impact, and adaptable to all ability levels. Come join us and learn how movement is an integral part of your overall health and wellness routine.
Register here for the general class (age 16 and up):
Class begins on Tuesday, October 10 at 12:30pm-1:45pm and runs each Tuesday for 10 weeks.
Mindfulness Intro Workshop
Introduction to Mindfulness for Beginners, Half Day workshop
Saturday, September 16th 2017 1pm-4pm.
Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness from an experienced facilitator
This lively introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn mindfulness practices and skills. Discover why so many people around the world are embracing this simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency. Become more responsive and less reactive by experiencing new ways to be present in your life.
Participants Will Learn
• Proven techniques to improve well-being and reduce stress
• How to practice mindfulness with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to help you feel more alive in everyday life
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices
Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Learn mindfulness and engage with the present moment. The workshops are recommended for those considering enrolling in our personal or professional development programs.
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Facilitator: Blakie Sahay OT Reg.(Ont.)
To register: www.mindfulnessstudies.com
The Centre for Mindfulness studies, a non-profit mental health charity specializing in evidence-based mindfulness therapies will be offering mindfulness based groups in the fall and winter at the Studio in the Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre.
Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) starting Friday October 13th from 9:30am – 12pm and running for 9 weeks. Please note this group was originally scheduled to start September 22nd 2017. There has now been a time change.
MBCT is an evidence-based group program to prevent depression relapse and reduce anxiety. MBCT can increase awareness of ways of habitually reacting to situations in order to choose to respond in more skillful ways. Participants will learn a variety of skills and practices to manage depression, anxiety and prevent relapse. Fee: $520 (includes handouts and guided meditation CD or download).
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) starting Monday October 16 from 6pm – 8:30 pm for 9 weeks.
MBSR is an empirically supported psycho-education group for individuals experiencing stress from chronic physical and psychological conditions. The group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teachers practical skills to manage stress. It is designed for individuals suffering from chronic stress, illness and pain. Fee: $520 (includes handouts and guided meditation CD or download card).
Please register here
Although 80% of women who birth intend on nursing exclusively, only about 20% are successful. Register for our information-packed Breastfeeding Education classes for expectant mothers and their partners. These workshops provide expectant parents with the knowledge and confidence to successfully breastfeed. Instructed by a registered maternity ward nurse, topics will include:
- Anatomy & physiology of lactation/breastfeeding
- Positioning & latch
- Maternal nutrition
- Common myths & concerns
- Signs of milk transfer & getting enough
- Equipment, pumps & hand expression
- Plans for breastfeeding in hospital & at home
- Feeding cues……and more!
Class registration TBA